Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Anger as Killer Driver's Sentence Is Cut

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Anger as Killer Driver's Sentence Is Cut

Article excerpt

The grieving parents of a young road accident victim said they were "appalled" last night after the driver who killed their son had his jail sentence cut.

Seven-year-old David Cameron died when he was hit by a silver BMW driven by Mark Tye on a pedestrian crossing on Stamfordham Road, Newcastle, in June 2004.

In May last year, 22-year-old Tye, a former Northumbria University student, of Portland Mews, Sandyford, Newcastle, was jailed for five years and three months at Newcastle Crown Court after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

Yesterday, three judges at the Court of Appeal in London concluded the sentence was too long and cut it to four years.

Last night, David's family said they were shocked by the decision.

Mrs Debbie Cameron, 35, of Gishford Way, Blakelaw, said: "We are very annoyed and angry. This is a blow to us all.

"When someone dies like this the culprit should get a tougher sentence.

"Tye can still come out and start his life again. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.